33° and Rain
That seems to be the winter motto! There is some concern Tuesday for freezing rain and sleet, especially across northern Arkansas and in the higher elevations. Just last week, I remember telling Barry the set up looks classic for icy weather, but the surface temperatures should be too warm.
I have noticed the NAM and other models colder and colder with each run so there is some concern it could start as light freezing rain a bit further south.
At this point, I think the worst case scenario for the Channel 7 viewing area is a little ice in trees, then a transition to a very cold rainfall.
Rainfall could become heavy at times, then another system arrives later in the week. Flooding could become an issue, especially across eastern Arkansas. River levels will also be on the rise and that's a story we'll be following for you.
In summary, this is something to watch Tuesday as the models show very little warming. However, we should be 33° or warmer with a cold rain by Tuesday afternoon. Shocking, eh? #sarcasm.
Northern Arkansas could see a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and sleet just like the past 8 or 9 times this winter.
The bigger weather story will be the potential for flash flooding and river flooding as mentioned above.
If anything changes, we'll let you know.